# What makes a strong induction?

## What makes a strong induction?

Strong induction is a variant of induction, in which we assume that the statement holds for all values preceding k. This provides us with more information to use when trying to prove the statement.

## Is strong induction equivalent to induction?

We can conclude, via strong induction, that the statement holds for all positive integers n, but this is the exact same conclusion that regular induction would have. Thus, regular induction will hold whenever strong induction holds.

## What is the difference between regular induction and strong induction?

With simple induction you use “if p(k) is true then p(k+1) is true” while in strong induction you use “if p(i) is true for all i less than or equal to k then p(k+1) is true”, where p(k) is some statement depending on the positive integer k. They are NOT “identical” but they are equivalent.

## What is the difference between strong induction and regular induction?

The difference between weak induction and strong indcution only appears in induction hypothesis. In weak induction, we only assume that particular statement holds at k-th step, while in strong induction, we assume that the particular statment holds at all the steps from the base case to k-th step.

## Is strong induction an axiom?

In strong induction, if the hypothesis holds true for all natural numbers from 0 to n, it holds true for n+1. The axiom of strong induction is actually strictly equivalent to the weaker axiom that only requires n∈S, and the two can be derived from one another.

## How do you prove by induction?

Proof by induction involves three main steps: proving the base of induction, forming the induction hypothesis, and finally proving that the induction hypothesis holds true for all numbers in the domain. Proving the base of induction involves showing that the claim holds true for some base value (usually 0, 1, or 2).

## What does induction mean in “proof by induction”?

Proof by induction means that you proof something for all natural numbers by first proving that it is true for 0, and that if it is true for n (or sometimes, for all numbers up to n), then it is true also for n+1.

## Is induction a valid proof?

Mathematical induction’s validity as a valid proof technique may be established as a consequence of a fundamental axiom concerning the set of positive integers (note: this is only one of many possible ways of viewing induction–see the addendum at the end of this answer).

## What is a weak induction?

Weak Induction. Weak induction is used to show that a given property holds for all members of a countable inductive set, this usually is used for the set of natural numbers. Weak induction for proving a statement P ( n ) {\\displaystyle P(n)} (that depends on n {\\displaystyle n} ) relies on two steps: